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1 1st October 2010 Westminster’s Digital Inclusion Framework

2 Westminster City Council Irene McWilliams Partnership Development Officer Information Services Westminster City Council

3 London Borough of Westminster Heat Map: Combined Social/Digital Exclusion

4 Westminster City Council Westminster’s Digital Inclusion Framework To get all Westminster Residents online by 2012 Community Computers IT Support Forum Westminster InTouch Westminster Digital Champion

5 Westminster City Council Community Computers Established May 2009 Recycling Westminster computers Self funding scheme Cleansed for security MS Office 2003 loaded 300 computers donated 61 charities 28 residents Promoted through support agencies to residents Reached over 15,000 Westminster residents

6 Westminster City Council WSPM Agape After School Club – December 2009

7 Westminster City Council 6 monthly meetings Exchange of information Success measured by growing membership Speakers from IT organisations IT Support Forum

8 Westminster City Council Reaching Westminster residents Networking with voluntary organisations Partnering with businesses Partnering with support agencies Westminster InTouch

9 Westminster City Council The Way Forward Promotion and engagement of Westminster InTouch Encourage larger organisations to donate their equipment for recycling Facilitate diverse communities to share resources and network Encourage businesses to support digital inclusion initiatives Finalist in 2010 UK IT Awards – Digital Inclusion Initiative Extend networks across London Share digital inclusion framework nationally across other councils

10 Westminster City Council Cllr Melvyn Caplan currently the Cabinet member for finance and resources and chief whip of the Conservative group on the council. Melvyn has just retired from IBM where he worked for almost 25 years. Melvyn will ensure the Digital Inclusion Framework is integrated into the Council Leader’s “Building a Living City” programme. Westminster will support Race Online 2012’s Manifesto for a Networked Nation and the Government’s belief that digital engagement can help build a Big Society. Westminster Digital Champion


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